Backpacking Classes, Guided Hikes,

and Overnight Trips

in Pisgah National Forest

Be. Empowered. Outdoors.

Build the skills and confidence to experience the outdoors in a way that leads to personal enhancement, a connection with others and an appreciation for the natural world.


Custom Guided Hikes - Email to schedule.

Friday Aug 16 Guided Hike - Sunset Hike with Clyde & Jayne (6-9:30 pm) $25/person

Mon Sept 9: Guided Hike - Map Reading & Navigation (5:30-8:30 pm) $30/person

Women's Backpacking Class Starting Sept 24th (see below) $175/person

Tues Oct 29: Guided Hike - Map Reading & Navigation (1-4:30pm) $30/person

Backpacking Workshop and Overnight Trip (Nov 8-10) This will be a full-day Friday workshop followed by an overnight trip Sat-Sun. ($175/person)


Women's Backpacking Class - Fall 2019 (Starts Sept 24)

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An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class training, you will pack your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and put your knowledge into practice with an optional overnight backpacking trip in the forest.

Dates: Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 22, 24

Classes : 6-8 pm

Weekend Overnight Trip (optional): Oct 26-27

Location: 4703 Island Ford Rd, Brevard, NC

Price: $175

Instructor: Jayne Fought


"I highly recommend Jayne's class. Jayne is skilled, competent, confident, empowering and fun!" -Cindy Baer

"I'd say, you have to take Jayne's class before stepping into the woods. She teaches you confidence. She teaches you how to be prepared for any situation, and most importantly how to have fun!" -Hunter Futch


Interested in guided hikes, classes, overnight trips, or workshops?

Contact me for more information.

ART LOEB TRIP (Advanced) - Fall 2018

This trip filled within a day! Click HERE to see some photos, and stay tuned for another opportunity to join me on the trail in 2019.

Island Ford Adventures, LLC is permitted by the Pisgah National Forest, insured, and is an equal opportunity provider.